February 4, 2010 Research group IBON Foundation today told government to stop the exportation of sugar to the US to ensure domestic supply and protect the country’s food security. The group made the appeal amid claims by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that a “sugar shortage” looms as supermarkets may pull out sugar…
Unjustified Sugar Importation to Benefit Traders but Hurt Consumers
By ARNOLD PADILLA
There is no justifiable reason for local sugar prices to increase due to increasing global prices. The Philippines is not dependent on imported sugar and, in fact, is a net sugar exporter.
Tiempo Muerto Stalks Negros Sugar Workers Year-round
The start of “ember” season, which is marked by the opening of sugar milling season and increased economic activities, is traditionally viewed as the beginning of good tidings for most sugar workers. It is seen as a season of “sugar money” perking up economic and social activities. It is considered a period of literally massive…